Farm to School 101
New to the farm to school movement? You’ve come to the right place!
What is “farm to school”?
Farm to school is a people-powered movement that seeks to strengthen the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers. There are three basic elements to farm to school:
Farm to school activities help change children’s attitudes and behaviors around healthy eating while strengthening the local economy and creating more vibrant communities. Check out the resources below to learn more about farm to school and general tips on getting your program started.
Planning for F2S Success
The tools below will help you think through how you want to sustain your farm to school activities. Planning is critical to the longterm impact that farm to school can have on children, farmers, and communities!
Looking for extra support to help you achieve your farm to school goals? There are partners around Illinois and across the country who are here to help. Click on the links below to find additional resources and personal support on your farm to school efforts.